Brooklyn is a well-established, sought-after area, lying to the east of the city centre. It borders the University of Pretoria to its north and the suburbs of Groenkloof and Waterkloof to its south. Brooklyn encompasses high-end residential properties as well as several upmarket mall developments. One of the most popular and regularly visited malls is The Brooklyn Mall.
Constantia Park is a pretty suburb with modern homes just down the road from the Menlyn Shopping Centre. Both the Groenkloof Nature Reserve, a green space right in the heart of the suburbs of Pretoria with a network of hiking and mountain bike trails, and the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, one of the world’s largest urban nature reserves, are close enough to warrant an outing.
Nestled in amongst Waterkloof Ridge, Waterkloof Heights and Newlands, Erasmuskloof lies on the other side of the N1 from Waterkloof, in an area where you can still buy vacant land on which to build, yet your access to and from both Pretoria and Centurion are excellent, and OR Tambo airport is but 20 minutes’ away.
Erasmusrand follows a similar theme of leafy, well established suburb with wide jacaranda-lined avenues. Positioned on the same side of the N1 as Waterkloof Ridge, in a niche bounded by Rigel Avenue and Hans Strijdom Drive, Erasmusrand is in a fairly wealthy part of Pretoria and homes here range from fairly modest face brick renditions to considerable mansions.
Groenkloof is home to the Groenkloof Nature Reserve. Despite the greenery, Groenkloof is only five minutes from Pretoria’s CBD, three kilometres from the main campus of the University of Pretoria. Within the suburb is Herbert Baker street, named after the architect who designed the Union Buildings, which one can visit, not far from Groenkloof.
The suburb known as Hazelwood, situated just above the Pretoria Country Club, east of Waterkloof, is a pretty neighbourhood in the heart of the sought-after eastern suburbs of Pretoria, close to Menlyn shopping centre.
Lynnwood/Lynnwood proper/Lynnwood Glen/Lynnwood Manor
The Pretoria east suburb of Lynnwood is one of several tranquil leafy suburbs to lie within the arc of the N1 as it swings past Pretoria. Lynnwood is situated just beyond Hatfield in line with Brooklyn and Waterkloof in a series of old fashioned neighbourhoods.
Menlo Park borders other upmarket areas known as Waterkloof, Brooklyn and Lynnwood.
Menlo Park is ideally situated in a central position near the N1 highway, within easy reach of the central business district. Therefore, it is just minutes away from upmarket and large entertainment facilities and shopping malls such as Menlyn and Brooklyn Mall.
Set just off the N1 highway in amongst Pretoria’s other more sought after eastern suburbs, Menlyn’s few freehold homes and apartment blocks are now more popular with young couples who work in the area, and students who can use the Gautrain bus route between Menlyn and Hatfield to get to Varsity campus. Menlyn lies between Atterbury and Garsfontein Roads, neighbour to Faerie Glen, Garsfontein and Waterkloof Glen.
Monument Park is one of the older suburbs, meaning that the properties are large, the area tree-filled and the streets wide. Monumentpark lies just south of the Groenkloof Nature Reserve and Waterkloof Golf Course, whilst a little further across the N14 is the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve.
Muckleneuk is close to the University of Pretoria and when it comes to attractions, is close to a number of sites rich in heritage, like the Union Buildings, Freedom Park, Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument. Pretoria’s Zoo is a day’s outing well worth the quick trip into and across town, and for rugby fans; Loftus Versveld Stadium is also within easy reach of Muckleneuk.
Set in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, Newlands lies just on the other side of the N1 from Waterkloof Ridge, neighbour to Garsfontein, Faerie Glen and Constantia Park. It is a pretty little suburb with wide, leafy streets, close to large shopping malls like the Menlyn Shopping Centre.
Waterkloof / Waterkloof Ridge
Waterkloof is a highly sought-after and upmarket area, boasting some magnificent hilltop homesteads on Edward and Victoria Streets with impressive views of the South African capital, including the renowned Union Buildings.
One of the advantages of staying in Waterkloof Glen is the access to the N1, making the drive in to Midrand, Johannesburg and Pretoria all relatively easy. Green spaces are not hard to come by and both the Groenkloof Nature Reserve, a beautiful green lung in the heart of Pretoria’s eastern suburbs with access to hiking and mountain bike trails, and the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, one of the world’s largest urban nature reserves, are close at hand.